DART operates one of the fastest growing public transit systems in the country. Platforms at nearly half of the system’s light rail stations could only accommodate two-car trains, resulting in crowding issues during peak travel periods.
To increase capacity by an estimated 33 percent, the $128-million RBPE project enabled DART to add a third car to select peak-period trains. The RBPE project extended and modified platforms at multiple Red and Blue line stations:
The capacity expansion project involved:
DART opted for a Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) procurement method. Construction completed in 2022.